World AIDS Day on 1 December brings together people from around the world to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic.
The day is an opportunity for public and private partners to spread awareness about the status of the pandemic and encourage progress in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care around the world. It has become one of the most widely recognized international health days and a key opportunity to raise awareness, commemorate those who have died, and celebrate victories such as increased access to treatment and prevention services.
The theme for the 2019 observance is “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Community by Community” (“Poniendole fin a la epidemia del VIH / SIDA: Comunidad por comunidad”). World AIDS Day was first observed in 1988.